The Definitive What Suspension Do You Have Thread...

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes & Steering' started by Willis, Dec 8, 2012.

What's Your Setup?

  1. Cup

    136 vote(s)
    38.4%
  2. Non-Cup

    67 vote(s)
    18.9%
  3. P.I Springs - £115

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  4. KW Springs - £155

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Apex Springs - £100

    2 vote(s)
    0.6%
  6. Spax Springs - £165

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. H&R Coilovers - £950

    8 vote(s)
    2.3%
  8. Avo Coliovers - £

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Eibach Springs - £195

    22 vote(s)
    6.2%
  10. Ohlins Coilovers - £

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  11. KW V1 Coilovers - £750

    12 vote(s)
    3.4%
  12. KW V2 Coilovers - £

    2 vote(s)
    0.6%
  13. KW V3 Coilovers - £1350

    8 vote(s)
    2.3%
  14. Bilstein Coilovers - £750

    12 vote(s)
    3.4%
  15. H&R -30mm/-30mm - £185

    10 vote(s)
    2.8%
  16. H&R -30mm/-40mm - £185

    34 vote(s)
    9.6%
  17. H&R -40mm/-40mm - £185

    8 vote(s)
    2.3%
  18. Spax RSX Coilovers - £750

    8 vote(s)
    2.3%
  19. KW Clubsports Coilovers - £1750

    8 vote(s)
    2.3%
  20. AST Sportline II Coilovers - £1500

    7 vote(s)
    2.0%
  21. The one thats gonna beat Will now as my car works!

    3 vote(s)
    0.8%
  22. GAZ Gold

    5 vote(s)
    1.4%
  1. ken182

    ken182

    Messages:
    1,241
    Location:
    Durham
    My 200 with cup handles better than my 197 with cup dampers and eibach springs

    the 200 is a lot stiffer.

    i don't know how big a difference coilovers would make as the cup set up is so good.

    to be honest I don't think I would change unless I was going all out and getting kw clubsport suspension but that's a hell of a lot of money for probably not a huge gain as the standard cup suspension is so good on track.
     

  2. Flacsi

    Flacsi

    Messages:
    421
    Location:
    Budapest, Hungary
    Car:
    Red Clio RS 197
    Ken, many thanks for the answer, I think this is the way to go: 200 CUP, becasue its factory-built, cheap vs coilovers.

    Now searching for some evidence, how stiffer it is.

    kw clubsport is a fortune 1,900 GBP....
     
  3. 197-pocket-rocket

    197-pocket-rocket

    Messages:
    293
    Location:
    Coventry
    Car:
    RS 197
    Eibach pro kit?...
     
  4. Pikey005

    Pikey005

    Messages:
    83
    Car:
    Celica GT4
    Looking into springs so which do people rate? H&R or eibach pro's? Always used eibach on past cars but 20/25mm drop doesn't seem like much but I've heard H&R are crashy at the back?
     
  5. alesi

    alesi

    Messages:
    18
    Car:
    Clio 182 Cup
    Hi all, hoping to get a 197 soon. Has anyone sampled the H&R coilovers? Keen to hear your option on them. How would you compare them to KW V1. Car would be my daily with the occasional track day. I noticed the spring rate on the h&r are stiffer than the KW V1/3. Hoping that doesn't mean uncomfortable road use.
    Cheers
     
  6. Dan_rs

    Dan_rs Gold Member

    Messages:
    45
    Location:
    Bristol
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS197
    hi people, have any of you fitted koni sport suspension kit, if so can anyone post a pic and give me any feed back on them? just wondering whether to buy a set
     
  7. Counterdoc

    Counterdoc Platinum Member

    Messages:
    48
    Location:
    Germany
    Car:
    Mk3 RS Rally
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2014
  8. alesi

    alesi

    Messages:
    18
    Car:
    Clio 182 Cup
    Hi all,
    I have a NON cup 197. Have purchased KW V1 and AST top mounts. Just would like to know what height to set up for best handling. Handling is the priority.
    Cheers
     
  9. RemyR

    RemyR

    Messages:
    18
    Car:
    Merc C220 AMGSport+
    Does anyone have experience of Nitrons??
     
  10. Chewyb

    Chewyb

    Messages:
    78
    Car:
    197
    Anyone have a preferred spring rate setup for track? I have 7kg front and rear but thinking about going to 9kg rear
     
  11. rosscoe

    rosscoe Platinum Member

    Messages:
    185
    Location:
    newburgh fife
    Car:
    clio 197/ BMW e46 M3/ Disco td5 Remapped..
    decisions decisions....KW Clubsport or AST5100??

    Feel free to advise lads....please..
     
  12. Rogue

    Rogue Platinum Member

    Messages:
    6,794
    Location:
    Essex
    Car:
    Boosted R27
    People swear by KW on this forum.
     
  13. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    Messages:
    3,690
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    Clio R27
    AST, different league to KWs, especially if you are planning to use the car at the track regularly. A bit of a compromise for a daily.
     
  14. rosscoe

    rosscoe Platinum Member

    Messages:
    185
    Location:
    newburgh fife
    Car:
    clio 197/ BMW e46 M3/ Disco td5 Remapped..
    I'm sorta leaning towards the AST 5100's. The cars not going to be a daily, more of a runabout toy, but with a load of track days thrown in. Eventually it'll be a full blown track car.
    The thing that I like about the Kw's is that they come with top mounts where as the AST's are extra.
     
  15. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    Messages:
    3,690
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    Clio R27
    Indeed, but the kits are miles apart in terms of engineering. You won't regret an AST kit on a toy car mate. I'm looking to send mine for service and upgrade (price allowing):smile:
     
  16. rosscoe

    rosscoe Platinum Member

    Messages:
    185
    Location:
    newburgh fife
    Car:
    clio 197/ BMW e46 M3/ Disco td5 Remapped..
    The ASTs do look a real quality bit of kit I have to agree there. Do you run the top mounts with them as well, and where did you get yours from?

    I see Kamracing do them, anywhere else?
     
  17. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    Messages:
    3,690
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    Clio R27
    Mark Fish supplied them to me mate at factory prices and I got them fitted at his workshop. There was no need to buy the top mounts as well because I had been running adjustable top mounts with the stock suspension.

    16470483376_0b059259fb_b.jpg IMG_2129 by YiannisR27, on Flickr
     
  18. Chris_200CUP

    Chris_200CUP

    Messages:
    1,181
    Location:
    Stoke
    Car:
    200 RS
    Where did her ast's from?

    5100 series?
     
  19. André R.

    André R. POTM Winner - September 2017 / POTY 2017 Winner

    Messages:
    70
    Car:
    Clio R27r #2054
    H&R coilover with simox top mount

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  20. Povey

    Povey

    Messages:
    20
    Car:
    X85 200 clio
    Bit of a noob question, but what's the best place to buy coil overs for a 200 ?
    Im in Australia so australian website would be best if there is one.
    also I'm assuming kw coil overs would be okay for a daily, or should I spend Abit more?
    Cheers guys!
     

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